Paid Instructor and TA Positions at MIT


Openings for instructional staff for the upcoming summer or academic semester with our MITES Summer Program, formerly MITES (in math, science, and humanities) and MITES Semester Program, formerly MOSTEC (six-month hybrid STEM and college preparation program from June-December).

The staff positions are all part-time, on-campus and paid positions. Prospective candidates can learn more about the staff positions and how to apply on our website

To learn more about MITES Summer and MITES Semester, folks can view this webpage for MITES Summer and this webpage for MITES Semester or reach out to us at

StAAR Center Graduate Writing Consultant Position

Applications for the 2023 – 2024 academic year are now open! Preferred application deadline: April 2, 2023. We may accept rolling applications after that date. Please read the information below before applying, and note our in-person training dates: August 21 – 25, 2023.

Position Description

Graduate Writing Consultants work one-to-one with both undergraduate and graduate students on a variety of writing activities. Primarily, this takes the form of academic papers for coursework, but we also work with students on personal statements, conference papers, and longer projects such as senior theses, master’s theses, and doctoral dissertations. We are also embedded in the Fulbright application process in early fall. Depending on interest and program need, consultants may also have opportunities to lead or help develop workshops, writing groups, writing retreats, or training for other writing consultants. Most Graduate Writing Consultants will work on the Medford campus, but SMFA students may apply to work on-site at the SMFA Fenway campus.

Our program emphasizes collaboration and process as crucial aspects of becoming a more engaged writer. Since our work is conversation-based, strong interpersonal skills are vital. We are looking for nonjudgmental, collaborative consultants who are good listeners and committed to writing and learning as process. Our approach is informed by feminist and anti-racist pedagogies, and our community values diversity in all forms, especially when related to identities such as race, gender, disability, nationality, and language that have historically been marginalized by language-based oppressions. We strongly encourage applications from students who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, multiracial, or POC, students who are bilingual or multilingual, students from the LGBTQ+ community, and students who identify as a person with a disability. 

More about our commitment to DEJI values in hiring, training, and pedagogy. Read our position statements on linguistic diversity.

Compensation, Time Commitment, and Training


  • $21/hour to start, including paid training, ongoing professional development, and preparation when appropriate. 

Training Commitment:

  • Mandatory, paid training workshop intensive, held in-person on the Medford campus. Fall 2023 Dates: August 21 – 25. 

Academic Year Time Commitment:

  • Minimum 5 hours per week for at least one full academic year (hours during intersessions/summer are optional), some evenings and weekends desirable
  • Ongoing, paid, mandatory professional development and staff meetings throughout the academic year
  • Modality for 2023 – 2024 academic year, including training, is in person.


  • Tufts graduate student in any discipline from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (including SMFA), the School of Engineering, or the Fletcher School
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal communication, and listening skills
  • Commitment to and willingness to learn more about anti-racist praxis and writer-focused, process-oriented tutoring approaches
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience with ANY of the following: 
    • tutoring writing, especially for college, high school, or adult students
    • teaching or TA-ing a class with a writing component (including lab reports)
    • teaching or tutoring bilingual/multilingual students or adults
    • tutoring other subjects, working informally with writers (including classmates) on their drafts, editing publications, or other related work (please explain in cover letter)

How to Apply

Please gather these materials (see FAQs for more information or if you have questions) and proceed to the application portal:

  • Cover Letter, addressed to the director of the program (Kristina Aikens), reflecting on relevant experience for this position. We especially value your descriptions of working with others on their writing and/or of your approach to working with writers, so please prioritize this in the letter; if you do not have specific experience with this, please explain what your approach might be like based on your other experiences.)
  • Resume or CV
  • Academic writing sample (any length is acceptable; see FAQs for more information)

Interviews will be conducted in April and May. 

You can read more about us on the StAAR Writing Support page

Questions? Email the director of the program, Kristina Aikens

Apply Now!

Graduate Positions Open within Tufts University’s Division of Student Affairs

Several of the Division of Student Affairs offices, the Office of Residential Life and Learning, the Office of Campus Life, and the Office of Health Promotion have open graduate positions that will begin interviewing for in early April.

Students who fill out the application before 9am on March 30th will be given priority to interview, but will accept applications up until Thursday, April 6th.

For more information on the positions and how to apply visit:

StAAR Center Graduate Academic Mentor



The StAAR Center is beginning its search for new Graduate Academic Mentors for the 2023-2024 school year! Academic Mentors are master’s or PhD students who meet one-on-one with students to help them develop academic skills such as time management, study strategies, note-taking skills, and more! We are looking for graduate students who are enthusiastic and passionate about helping others to join our team.

We are looking to hire a diverse team representing a wide variety of academic disciplines and backgrounds. Your support of our program is appreciated!

Compensation for this role is $21/hour. Hours are flexible, and we are looking for students who are willing to work 5-10 hours/week. The application is open from February 13th through March 17th. The link to apply is below and can also be found on our flyer.

We will also be holding two info sessions coming up on February 8th and February 14th.

Link to apply: